Firas Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Amman
Eleven of our original thirteen continue onto Jordan, but we pick up another eleven in Amman. The bus trip from Damascus to Amman is uneventful, but rather long for such a short trip. The byzantine border crossing formalities add several hours, as we stand around for forty five minutes with our bags sitting out waiting for the customs official to " …
We spend the whole day in Amman, walking around, looking for books@cafe, a good restaurant, where we stay for a while and enjoy a pizza. It's our last day in Jordan.
We take the bus back to Amman via the Desert Highway. It takes approximately 5 hours.
It's about 20:00 when we arrive in Amman. A taxi driver brings us to a three star hotel, which has a good price (about 50 EUR for two persons). I haven't eaten much the whole day as I don't feel all that good since eating the Pommes with Mayo and the Döner the day before. We order a Pizza Hawai from PizzaHut, of course they don't bring it with ham.
... and sugar, and then pig out on both. I'll have bad withdrawal symptoms by the time I get home.
After lunch we headed off on foot to see two sights in Amman. The first was Rainbow Street, which is meant to be the tourist strip in town. Very underwhelming. Being the middle of Winter here, there aren't that many tourists, so it was really a street of western style restaurants with hideously inflated prices, with most other types ...